Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

September 14

Giving our students HOPE for a better tomorrow one skill at a time!

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PBS lesson

Our PBS lesson will complete our work on understanding our school pledge.

Our Second Steps lesson this week.

All grade levels have a focus on Learning.

Kindergarten- Self-Talk for Staying on Task

1st grade - Self-Talk for Learning

2nd grade - Being Assertive

3rd grade - Planning to Learn

4th grade - Respecting Similarities and Differences

5th grade - Predicting Feelings

Character Trait for September is Respect

Conscious Discipline Connection

Wanting to look at your classroom through a Conscious Discipline lens? Use the link below and take a look at "Shubert's Classroom" to see some of the ways Conscious Discipline has been supported through structures and routines.

There are "How To" suggestions and videos to show what it looks like.

Look also at the "Free Resources" link to see what you might want to print off or review for FREE!

JCPS Difference Maker Recognition

Have a colleague who you would like to see recognized for making a positive difference? Here is the link to complete a nomination.

PBIS Intervention Ideas

Looking for ideas to support students? Here is another resource that can be helpful.

Review Classroom Expectations and Procedures

Review the article and video below for ideas of how to review those classroom expectations that allow your classroom to function as a safe, predictable learning environment.

Great ideas worth considering!

Strategies For When Student Behaviors are a Concern

This list of strategies was generated by members of our staff to be implemented when students are struggling in the classroom. -WE HAVE CONTROL OF OURSELVES AND THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WE CREATE

Duties for the Week

Gym - Reece and Watson

Cafe - Yaeger and Ries

Collect students from the gym at 7:45

Staff Survey - Complete

You should have received an email from Panorama Education Team with a link for a survey about our district and building.

If you have NOT completed this survey, please do so.

If you have not received this in your inbox, please search your trash and spam.

If you need help, please let me know.

Calendar of Events

Monday, September 17

*Grade level Literacy Discussions during plan times

*Leadership Team mtg 3:45

Tuesday, September 18

*PTO Pizza Fundraiser Kick-off

*1st grade lit training 12:00 - 3:00

*Tier 2 mtg 3:45

Wednesday, September 19

*JEPD for grades 2 and 4

Thursday, September 20

*Collaboration Day

Friday, September 21

*PBS Assemblies

- 8:30 for grades 3-5

- 9:40 for grades k-2

Monday, September 24

*5th grade Outdoor Ed Day

*Principal PLC (1-3)

*PBS team mtg 3:45 - 4:45

Tuesday, September 25

*JEPD to work on CFA2 for grades 3 and 1

*School Culture mtg 3:45 - 4:45

*JCPS Foundation Gala

Wednesday, September 26

*Specials Collaboration 7:45 - 8:15

*Early Dismissal - students dismissed at 1:15

*Staff PD/Staff mtg from 1:45 - 4:45

Thursday, September 27


Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29

*PTO Pumpkin and Mums Sale

School Culture Survey - Grades 3-5

Students in grades 3-5 are requested to complete a survey to provide us their perspective on our school. The link below is how they access the survey. Please complete by Wednesday, September 19.

Important Keys to Keep Us On Track

1. When you are on recess duty, you are expected to be separated from other adults to move, scan and interact with students. We have had fights on the playground and when reviewing video, note that there are times when adults are NOT actively supervising areas.

  • Four square, the rocks and kickball are our areas with the greatest issues thus far.
  • There should be at least one person supervising the fort, swing and rock area.
  • There should be at least one person supervising the blacktop area.
  • If you are on duty and not supervising effectively when an issue occurs you can be liable.
  • Blow the whistle to line up 1-2 minutes before the end of recess time.

2. Passes are needed when students are in the hall. We are seeing more students with these consistently, so thank you. This also helps us to easily determine when a student is NOT to be out of the room. Again, restroom breaks are done as a class and bathroom passes are for emergencies only.

3. Deliberately locking the classroom door so that students cannot enter is NOT helpful, unless there is a safety risk. This escalates behaviors and further damages the relationship between student and adult - lack of connection contributes to problematic behaviors.

  • Having doors locked also creates a problem when students return from a chill spot, since you will have to pause instruction to let them in. This creates more opportunity for behavior problems among other students.
Weekly Collaboration Log

This is the link to a revised communication log for your team collaboration. The expectation is that your team will complete each week.


1. Grades/scores need to be entered into Infinite Campus by Tuesday of each week. If you need assistance with Infinite Campus, talk to Danielle McGeorge.

2. If you are needing headphones for students, send home a reminder note to families so they are aware that we use them for instruction and assessment. If you are still in need after sending home an additional note, please let us know and we will see how we can help out.

3. Kelly Services number is 1-866-535-5998. Calls need to be made before 6:15 AM. Send Sue a text (573-230-8651) if you are getting a sub along with the confirmation number.

Data in a Snapshot

These are a quick view of our student performance on their BOY iReady assessments in both Reading (first pic) and Math (second pic).

This is where our students begin relative to their end of the year expectations for their grade level.

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September Birthdays!

Sept. 3 - Briana Watson

Sept. 4 - Crystal Albers

Sept. 13 - Michelle Humphreys

Sept. 14 - Jerry Ries

Sept. 17 - Brittany Basinger

Sept. 18 - Karen Roedel

Sept. 19 - Matt Musselman

Sept. 21 - Tom Renner

Sept. 23 - Judy Uthe